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Author Pile, Steve, 1961-

Title The body and the city : psychoanalysis, space, and subjectivity / Steve Pile.

Published London ; New York : Routledge, 1996.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  150.195 PILE    AVAILABLE
 UniM Archit  150.195 PILE    AVAILABLE
Physical description ix, 276 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [257]-268) and indexes.
Contents 1. Introduction: The unknown spaces of the mind -- 2. Environment, Behaviour, Mind -- 3. Geographies of Human Agency -- Geographers and psychoanalysis -- 4. Myth Placed: The traumas and dramas of childhood -- 5. Misplaced: Locating the 'I' in the field of the Other -- Psychoanalysis and space -- 6. Bodies: Desire and disgust in the flesh -- 7. In the City: State of mind and body -- 8. Conclusion: Places for the politics of the subject.
Summary Over the last century, psychoanalysis has transformed the ways in which we think about our relationships with others. Psychoanalytic concepts and methods, such as the unconscious and dream analysis, have greatly impacted on social, cultural and political theory. Reinterpreting the ways in which geography has explored people's mental maps and their deepest feelings about places, The Body and the City outlines a new cartography of the subject. The author maps the key coordinates of meaning, identity and power across the sites of body and city. Exploring a wide range of critical thinking, particularly the work of Lefebvre, Freud and Lacan, he analyses the dialectic between the individual and the external world to present a pathbreaking psychoanalysis of space.
Subject Psychoanalysis and human geography.
Spatial behavior.
Personal space.
Urban ecology (Sociology)
ISBN 0415066492 (hbk)
0415141923 (pbk)